The Friends of the Howland Public Library.

The Friends are a volunteer group that believes in the importance of keeping information, reading materials, and cultural activities freely accessible to the residents of our state-chartered service area, the Beacon City School District.


(1)  Increase community awareness and public support of the Howalnd Public Library.

(2)  Sponsor cultural, educational, and vocational programs of interest to people of all ages and needs.

(3)  Raise funds for the improvement of the physical state of the library.

Friends groups operate independent of, but in cooperation with, libraries. Friends groups have their own officers, bylaws, 501c3 status, and membership.  To find out more about the Friends of HPL, visit friendsofhpl or email